The lawyer who dealt with my last purchase has quoted £1700 for freehold conveyancing in Nailsea. I’m selling a Victorian house for £300,000. Is this too much? Is it above what I should be paying for conveyancing in Nailsea?
The charges are a tad high. If you are happy to invest time scrutinising charges you might get the conveyancing a bit cheaper by say £100 plus VAT. On the other hand, you maycome to rue opting for an an unknown conveyancer. Remember to check the solicitor can act for your lender. Do utilise our comparison tool to locate a Nailsea conveyancing company on the banks conveyancing panel which can often include conveyancing solicitors in Nailsea.
There is lots of information on this site about conveyancing in Nailsea but what is your top tip for appointing the right conveyancer in Nailsea
Do not opt for the lowest Nailsea conveyancing quote. You really do get what you pay for when it comes to property lawyers. A cheap quote may mean that the conveyancing solicitor is handling a lot of jobs at one time and you won’t get the quality of service and the attention that you need. It is, however, wise to use a conveyancer who has a fixed fee on a no sale, no fee basis. This way, you know exactly what you’ll have to pay in ahead of time.
I recently had an offer agreed on a house in Nailsea. My financial adviser recommended their conveyancers. I paid an on account payment of £225. A few days later, the solicitor contacted me embarrassingly acknowledging that they were not on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. Am I right in thinking that I should be due a refund?
You should be able to recover this from the law firm if they were not on the Clydesdale panel. They should have asked at the outset which lender you were obtaining a mortgage with. An important lesson to readers of this site is to check that the lawyers are on the appropriate lender panel.
I am selling my apartment. I had a double glazing fitted in March 2010, but did not receive a FENSA certificate or Building Regulation Certificate. My buyer's mortgage company, TSB are being a right pain. The Nailsea solicitor who is on the TSB conveyancing panel is happy to accept ‘lack of building regulation’ insurance but TSB are requiring a building regulation certificate. Why do TSB have a conveyancing panel if they don't accept advice from them?
It is probably the case that TSB have referred the matter to their valuer. The reason why TSB may not want to accept indemnity insurance is because it does not give them any reassurance that the double glazing was correctly and safely installed. The indemnity insurance merely protects against enforcement action which is very unlikely anyway.
Should my solicitor be making enquiries about flooding during the conveyancing in Nailsea.
Flooding is a growing risk for lawyers carrying out conveyancing in Nailsea. There are those who acquire a property in Nailsea, completely expectant that at some time, it may suffer from flooding. However, leaving to one side the physical damage, if a house is at risk of flooding, it may be difficult to get a mortgage, suitable insurance cover, or sell the premises. Steps can be carried out as part of the conveyancing process to forewarn the purchaser.
Conveyancers are not qualified to give advice on flood risk, however there are a various checks that may be undertaken by the buyer or by their conveyancers which will figure out the risks in Nailsea. The standard completed inquiry forms sent to a buyer’s solicitor (where the solicitors are adopting what is known as the Conveyancing Protocol) contains a standard inquiry of the vendor to discover whether the property has ever been flooded. If the property has been flooded in past and is not revealed by the owner, then a buyer may bring a compensation claim resulting from an incorrect response. A buyer’s solicitors may also order an enviro report. This should indicate if there is a recorded flood risk. If so, additional investigations will need to be carried out.
Is it possible to transfer to a new firm as I have to appoint one who is on the Bank of Scotland conveyancing panel. I hired a high street conveyancing solicitor in Nailsea round the corner but the firm is not accepted by Bank of Scotland
We will our best to assist in finding you a conveyancing solicitor in Nailsea on the Bank of Scotland panel. Please note that the law firms that we on the directory do not pay us a referral fee if you instruct them and are under regulation of the Solicitors Regulation Authority who oversee all conveyancing solicitors in Nailsea. Using the find a conveyancing solicitor tool on this site, you can compare and instruct different solicitors and conveyancers both nationally and in Nailsea.
My cousin is buying a ground floor flat in Nailsea. He has received an estimate by the lawyer suggested by the estate agents and it came to £1385 . It was fifteen years ago I sold and purchased a house and the bill was £450. Have charges really gone up that much?
What does the conveyancing estimate include? Is it just for the legal fees, or what you will be paying in total (for instance Nailsea searches, land registry fees, etc)